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The Soupa Saiyan Asian Noodle Bar

When my wife and I are out on town with our kids, it does not matter where we are going or coming from, one of our four children (it’s really one of our three because the youngest is not even a year yet) is complaining about how hungry he/she is or requesting to go eat at a restaurant (that would be our oldest son, the 7-year-old, always asking to eat at a “res-ter-not”). I mean, they act as if they are starving sometimes and then the challenge becomes trying to figure out what we can get them besides Chick-fil-A, Pizza, or Panda Express. My wife and I will eat almost anything but you know how kids can be, super picky! So we are trying to find clever ways to introduce them to other foods outside the norm whenever we are out.

We recently visited an Asian noodle bar called the Soupa Saiyan located at 5689 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32819 near Universal Studios. What makes this place so cool is that the entire theme of the restaurant is Dragon Ball Z!!! Yes, I’m very serious. Yelp gave it 4 stars out of 868 reviews so we had to check it out! For $12 you have the option to build your own bowl. Choose either a chicken, beef, or veggie broth. Noodle options are rice (PHO), zoodles (zucchini noodles), ramen, kale ramen, and udon. Then choose your choice of protein between beef brisket, beef meatballs, thinly sliced steak, steamed veggies, fish balls, chicken, shrimp, fried tofu, and steamed tofu. The kid's bowls for ages 10 and under are $7.50 and they have a choice of 1 protein. If you don’t want to make your own bowl, you can choose from any 5 of the signature soupa bowls they have.

My wife and I decided to make our own bowls. We both did the chicken broth with chicken and beef brisket. I had udon noodles and the wife had the ramen. For the kiddos, they all did the chicken broth, one did shrimp and the other two did chicken. We also did 3 of their signature drinks, 2 strawberry lemonades, and 1 mango lemonade. The signature drinks were $5 each. We didn’t realize they had fountain drinks that were cheaper until it was too late but other alternatives include ramune (Japanese soda), fruit juice with pulp, bottled water, hot tea, and their DBZ Energy drink which I did not get to try but some reviewers say it’s like drinking a red bull. Before tip, we spent $68.26 to feed five of us at Soupa Saiyan. Would we eat at the Soupa Saiyan again? We definitely would. For all my die-hard DBZ anime fans reading this, you would absolutely love this place for the DBZ memorabilia and the ramen was most definitely delicious!

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